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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

PRAISE for Linda Ty-Casper's book on Leonard Ralph Casper

 



PRAISE FOR:

WILL YOU HAPPEN, PAST THE SILENCE, THROUGH THE DARK?: Remembering Leonard Ralph Casper, by Linda Ty-Casper -Advance copies now available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. 

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Will You Happen, Past the Silence, Through the Dark: Remembering Leonard Ralph Casper is a treasure trove of charms and jewels for those like me who find Leonard Casper a bit of a cryptic, enigmatic figure. Linda Ty-Casper has done a great service by shedding light on Len’s memory, allowing us a voyeur’s look into a life dedicated to the magic and unease found in letters. ...I am sure this book will remain relevant for decades to come.” ~ Joel Pablo Salud, Author, Editor

 

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This memoir, that his wife Linda Ty-Casper has gathered from his writings ... solidifies one of Leonard Casper’s achievements as the foremost American critic of Philippine World Literature. ~ Dr. Paulino Lim, Author, Professor Emeritus CSLB

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His books on Philippine literature were indispensable references for us undergrad English majors in the 80s. I treasure my copies of Wounded Diamond and Firewalker. I remember enjoying his literary and ideological debates with some of our own Filipino writers. – Prof. Thelma E. Arambulo, Writer, Literary Studies Scholar, former UP Chair of English and Comparative Literature

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Leonard Casper’s Six Filipino Poets was one of the most recognizable books, lifelong, from my earliest memory of our family bookshelves. To this day, that familiar green cover holds a place of honor on my study-room bookcase, a few feet away from where I write this (and I looked through it just a week or so ago); he honored Mom (Edith Tiempo) and the other poets in the book, by identifying a place for Philippine poetry through their work. Such a good life! We salute him and give great thanks for Leonard Casper. ~Rowena Tiempo Torrevillas, Poet, fiction writer, essayist


tags: Philippine literature, Filipino literature, Philippine book, Robert Penn Warren expert 

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